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New teacher pay proposal met with welcome, questions

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   The proposal Governor Pat McCrory announced Monday to raise the base pay for early-career teachers was met with both approval and immediate questions about raises for educators with more experience. Under McCrory’s proposed plan, teachers with up to 10 years of classroom experience would…

Oakes announces bid for County Commissioner

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  ELIZABETH HEFFNER Staff Writer   Lincoln County resident Martin Oakes announced Wednesday that he plans to run for a seat as County Commissioner on the Republican ticket. “I view myself as a defender of taxpayers, and will try to shine light on inequalities in taxation and on wasteful spending…

Obituaries — 2-14-14

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  Mrs. Betty Treadway Hunter Mrs. Betty Treadway Hunter, 78, of Denver died Thursday, February 13, 2014. Born September 26, 1935 in Madison County, she was the daughter of the late Grover and Ruby Davis Treadway.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jeter…

Emergency Management: Low call volume surprising during storm, EMS vehicles stuck in snow

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer With nearly a foot of snow piling up across the area this week, emergency crews and other first responders in Lincoln County have responded to a surprisingly limited number of incidents. According to Bill Summers, deputy coordinator for Lincoln County Emergency Management, calls from area residents…

Upset falls short

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Wolves take WC down to the wire By DAVID KEEVER LTN Correspondent The upset minded Lincolnton Wolves came up short Monday night as West Caldwell hung on for a hard fought 55-48 Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference win at Lincolnton. Mekhi Dula led the way for the Warriors with…

Trojans smack Rebels

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor CATAWBA –– It didn’t take long for Bandys to realize Monday was going to be its night. It took West Lincoln equally as long to figure out that it wasn’t. Five reached double figures as the Trojans set a season-high mark for points scored, and…

Sipe signs with CVCC

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS North Lincoln senior Liza Sipe has signed to play volleyball at Catawba Valley Community College, the Buccaneers announced in a press release. “Liza is a great team player. She will contribute to the CVCC team as a wonderful player and student. She will be missed at NLHS, but…

EL boys rout Blue Devils

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Sage Surratt scored 24 points to lead four East Lincoln players in double figures as it downed host Maiden 76-56 in boys basketball on Monday night. Chazz Surratt added 17 points, Mason Leach scored 12 and Charlie Hills scored 10 as the Mustangs (19-3, 10-3 Southern District 7…

Calendar — 2/12/14

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Upcoming games Basketball games begin with junior varsity girls, who start at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. North Lincoln does not have a JV girls team, so its games begin with the JV boys at 5 p.m. This schedule may not reflect postponements, cancellations or time changes not reported to…

Lincoln County’s Best of the Best

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Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News/  The Lincoln County Honors Band puts the finishing touches on its pieces before its performance at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton on Tuesday. Image courtesy of…